Pros Records & Reads +/- DVDS
Cons DVD Broke within two weeks Can't see track number of cd's on front panel - need to turn on t.v. When changing out cd's the TV is piped through the output. This is annoying.
Pros Lots of formats for reading/writing. Connection types were pretty good. Really liked the idea of a firewire connector.
Cons Never did work right. Tried 2 boxes from Circuit City. First unit would freeze up constantly - even during playback of standard DVD movies from the store. Couldn't get any writing of any format to finish without locking up. Second unit was better,
Pros Does most things well in viewing
Cons Unable to use the "Timer" feature for recording and the support is terrible. No one of their techs seem to have a clue whether online or on the phone.
Summary I am unable to use the "Timer" feature to record anything, although I can record most programs in current time. They also have a built-in "Censor" which prohibits you from recording any movie or program which is copyright protected. My cable provider has informed me that I can copy any show for viewing at a later time.
"Not a good unit at all. Tech support was unhelpful and not at all knowledgeable about this unit."on by azvideo
Pros Easy, one button vhs to dvd or dvd to vhs.
Cons Jumpy playback, can't dupe discs.
Summary This is my second unit. First one taken back, this one is no better. Playback looks terrible on a very nice monitor. Tech support had no idea how to help. It actually seems to be a design flaw. It will lock up like a computer from time to time. Needs to be "rebooted". From time to time, a warning will come up after making a disc that says disc can't be played in any dvd player. Yet, everything is fine and the disc plays. The dvds I create on it can't be copied. All tech support had to say was use Sony discs and make sure you finalize the disc. Gee, thanks. Seems it is yet a another flaw that no one seems to care about. It is very annoying when this is part of your business and it doesn't work right. Very disappointed. Looking for another burner now. Won't choose Sony again.
Pros Didn't get to try the DVD
Cons VCR recorded one tape, than refuses to record. Press record and all tapes tried eject. Insert tape and it always plays. Red record flashes. Troubleshoot section in manual only says all these are "caused by safety tab removed". All the tapes have tabs